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Hancock County Jail Log Week of June 24

The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between June 16 and 20:. Darren R. Smith, 39, Ellsworth, three warrants and one count each violating conditions of release, speeding, attaching false plates, driving to endanger, eluding an officer, operating after revocation and operating an unregistered motor vehicle over 150 days.
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Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of June 24

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo is investigating a theft in Hancock that was reported June 17. “I spoke with the complainant, who was able to supply photographs of a suspect,” Gionfriddo said. Mental health issue. A caretaker for an elderly dementia patient in Stonington June 17 advised...
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Milbridge woman indicted on attempted murder charge

ELLSWORTH — A Hancock County grand jury has indicted a Milbridge woman on a charge of attempted murder in an alleged robbery and shooting at a Trenton residence on Dec. 20, 2020. The grand jury convened June 10. Sherry Smith, 49, also was indicted on charges of robbery, aggravated assault,...
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Genocide, Black history bill is signed into law

ELLSWORTH — Weeks after Ellsworth High School students testified to the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee in Augusta on the importance of teaching the Holocaust and history of genocide, Governor Janet Mills signed into law a bill to integrate the subject into Maine schools. Sen. Louie Luchini (D-Hancock County) had...
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Cape Air launches summer schedule

TRENTON – Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport Manager Leroy Muise said that Cape Air has launched its new summer schedule effective June 16. “They will be operating eight round trips per day to Boston,” said Muise. Ticket sales are doing well but there are seats available. Travelers can park their vehicles...
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Summer 2 September: program for rising freshmen attending Ellsworth High School

ELLSWORTH — Are you a parent, caregiver or ally of a student who will be entering Ellsworth High School as a freshman this September? Tara Young, Healthy Acadia’s drug-free communities coordinator, with support from Kathy Dunn of All Connected, a Hancock County-based health and life coaching service, will host a free summer program focused on social-emotional learning and building connections between in-coming freshmen. The group will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 13 to Aug. 31. The exact schedule will be determined based on the needs of the participants.
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Love Bug Sweetie Pie Flower Is Our SPCA Pet Of The Week

Flower has been around the block but would love to make your home her last stop of the line. Flower is our SPCA of Hancock County Pet of the Week and she has quite a story to tell. You see, Flower was returned to the shelter after a year and a half of being in what used to be her forever home. When Flower first came to the SPCA back in 2019 she had a litter of kittens. Following a short stint in a foster home with her babies she returned to the shelter and was adopted as a young mom.
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Crockett named as American publisher

ELLSWORTH — Longtime Ellsworth American employee Chris Crockett has been named publisher of the newspaper and its sister publications, the Mount Desert Islander and MaineStay Media group. Crockett, a 1994 graduate of Ellsworth High School and 1995 graduate of Hancock County Technical Center, first joined The Ellsworth American in June...
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Searsport baseball, softball teams claim state titles

BANGOR — No Hancock County teams competed in this year’s state baseball and softball championship games, but another nearby school brought home not one but two Gold Gloves. Searsport won the Class D baseball and softball titles with victories in Saturday’s state finals. The Vikings defeated Machias to win the...
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Hancock County coaches, players earn PVC tennis honors

ELLSWORTH — Two coaches and 14 players earned postseason tennis honors from the Penobscot Valley Conference. Ellsworth’s Brian Higgins and George Stevens Academy’s Mark Ensworth were named PVC Coaches of the Year in their respective classifications. Players from Ellsworth, GSA, Mount Desert Island and Deer Isle-Stonington also earned all-conference honors for their strong efforts throughout the season.
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Ellsworth Police Log Week of June 17

ELLSWORTH — During a compliance check of local stores for sales of alcohol to minors on June 10, the Cigaret Shopper, at 27 Downeast Highway, was observed selling alcohol to an underaged youth. Police received help during the compliance checks from a person under the legal drinking age. Once the alleged violation was observed, police were assisted by Maine Liquor Enforcement from the Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Sales. The agency issued a summons to the store and the clerk on duty charging “various violations,” Sgt. Chad Wilmot reported. The charges include sales of alcohol to a minor.
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Gouldsboro voters keep police department, prefer local patrol

GOULDSBORO — Selectmen are focused on finding a new police chief after voters overwhelmingly nixed their recommendation to disband the town’s troubled police department at the annual Town Meeting June 9. A majority also rejected granting selectmen the option to contract with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Most of the estimated 180 voters in attendance preferred having police officers who know the community and can be relied on to provide prompt response to emergencies and handle day-to-day issues such as checking on someone’s well-being or rounding up a dog at large.
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graduates 76 at June 13 commencement

Fair skies, seasonal temperatures, hugs, tears of joy, cheers and optimism set the tone for the George Stevens Academy Class of 2021 commencement. “Today is a fine and beautiful day in a young person’s life,” Timothy Seeley, GSA head of school, said. “There are two terms used for today’s ceremony—graduation and commencement. The word graduation looks backward as a word and emphasizes that one is finished. Commencement, on the other hand, looks forward…today marks the beginning as much as an ending, and for this reason I prefer the term.”
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Halibut missed the hooks this year

BAR HARBOR — As the brief halibut season comes to a close, several fishermen, seafood suppliers and lobster pounds across Hancock County said this year was a quiet one. “The first few days of halibut trawling looked promising and then it went to pretty much nothing,” said Debbie Parsons, the owner of Parsons Lobster in Bar Harbor.
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Hancock County Sheriff

ELLSWORTH — A vehicle reported stolen from a Lamoine residence on the morning of June 8 was later found in Ellsworth. “I located the vehicle in Ellsworth and made contact with the operator,” Deputy Marcus Downes reported. “After further investigation, the male operator was taken to MCMH for an evaluation.”
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Elver season ends

ELLSWORTH — The multimillion-dollar elver fishery closed on June 7, with the average price per pound climbing back up to where it was before the pandemic. Dealers reported buying a total of 8,960 pounds out of the 9,620-pound state quota. The eels fetched $16,567,778 for an average price per pound of $1,849, according to preliminary data from the Department of Marine Resources. That price was well up from earlier in the season, when the average price was about $1,000 per pound.
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DCP seeks community focus group

ELLSWORTH — Downeast Community Partners (DCP) is conducting its 2021 Community Needs Assessment in partnership with MeCAP and the nine other community action agencies serving Maine. An important piece of the work is to solicit the ideas, insights and perspectives of community members. “Providing DCP with your honest opinions about...